As a Florida native, historian and naturalist, Richard "Parky" has a deep personal connection to the state he calls home. Born and raised in Jacksonville, he spent each season out of doors excelling in sports from baseball to track, surfing to Pop Warner Football all the way to an athletic scholarship to University of Georgia. Each sport teaching valuable life lessons and connection to the environment. It was the love of family and Florida that drew him back home after years of travel. Richard and wife, Kate, have been together since high school and continue to work as partners. After 8 years in the Colorado Rockies' ski town of Breckenridge owning & operating a successful property management company, they chose beautiful historic St. Augustine to raise their son. The proximity to family and the miles of pristine beaches … a perfect fit! Licensed in Real Estate since 1985, they have gained valuable experience in the growing market. Richard distinguishing himself in the corporate world in Quality Assurance Management of Resort Development & Sales in ~ St Augustine Beach, World Golf Village, Palm Coast & Orlando. His unique leadership, coaching and mentoring skills benefitted both his employees and the youth of YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, United Way & PTA. "Loyalty is important to Richard and he willingly invests the time to develop a loyal relationship with his customers. He is tenacious and will not abandon his commitment to them. One of his strengths is his ability to listen and he is patient and allows the buyer the opportunity to explain his needs. He is genuinely friendly and wants his customers to know that he is their "anchor of reality" in a "sea of confusion". He likes to build relationships with his customers & many see him as a good neighbor and consider him a friend. His basic approach is to make the customer happy. He loves to service what he sells representing another strength that creates a lasting customer loyalty bond." Helping create & sustain a strong beach aware community, he is currently involved in the South Beach Chamber of Commerce, annual Sea Turtle Beach Clean Up & Festival, and Canopy of Care Animal rescue foundation. Through his love of local history, he has been an active supporter of local theater productions, parades & events in the historic district. Joining the dynamic Greg Crum & Peggy Gachet Team and the Watson Corp. is a natural fit for "Parky's" highly motivated, professional skill set & friendly personality. As a life long team player, he can continue to build meaningful relationships while helping folks find the unique property to fit their life style and dreams… in the beautiful and vibrant St Augustine Beach community he calls home. "Making Dreams A Reality"